Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company
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Amaya Loosely Linked to Panama Papers and British Virgin Islands Company

April 6th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya is one of numerous online gambling enterprises being potentially linked to suspicious companies based offshore in safe tax havens spread across the Caribbean. The so-called Panama Papers can trace at least one business in...
Amaya Receives DGE Backing in New Jersey Despite Baazov Charges
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Amaya Receives DGE Backing in New Jersey Despite Baazov Charges

April 4th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Despite recent issues Amaya has been granted an extension on its New Jersey iGaming license by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). On September 15, 2015, Amaya was finally granted a transactional waiver by New...
Global Poker League Finale to Light Up Iconic Wembley Venue
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Global Poker League Finale to Light Up Iconic Wembley Venue

April 3rd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The Global Poker League (GPL) is set to get underway on April 5 and after 19 weeks of action the inaugural tournament series will conclude with a finale inside London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. Announcing the latest details of...
Terrence Chan Scores Another MMA Win in Manila
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Terrence Chan Scores Another MMA Win in Manila

March 30th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker pro Terrance Chan recently took part in his sixth mixed martial arts (MMA) bout and came through the experience without a single cut. Competing at 125 pounds under the Underground Battle MMA banner (which is part of World...
Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations
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Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Insider Trading Allegations

March 29th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya CEO David Baazov is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company he founded in 2004 as a financial investigation into his possible role in an alleged insider trading scheme lingers. “Mr. Baazov is...
SportAccord to Accept Poker as a Sport
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SportAccord to Accept Poker as a Sport

March 27th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
SportAccord, the international body tasked with uniting Olympic and non-Olympic sports, looks set to accept the International Federation of Poker’s (IFP) Match Poker variant as a sport. While some players may still argue...
Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 
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Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 

March 19th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker player and convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot has been caught on camera apparently confessing to a second murder, that of 18-year-old American, Natalee Holloway. He has long been a prime suspect in the disappearance of...
German Soccer Star Max Kruse Drops $83,200 on Cab Ride
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German Soccer Star Max Kruse Drops $83,200 on Cab Ride

March 17th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Max Kruse, the German soccer star who enjoys a game or two of poker in his spare time, has suffered not one but two bad beats after leaving part of his bankroll in the back of a taxi cab. The striker, who currently plays in...
Sheldon Adelson Hints at Backing Fellow Billionaire Donald Trump for President
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Sheldon Adelson Hints at Backing Fellow Billionaire Donald Trump for President

March 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Sheldon Adelson is slowly exiting his self-imposed exile from the political arena and finally commenting on the current 2016 race for the White House. During an event last month honoring former New York City mayor and past...
Amaya CEO David Baazov Reconfirms Buyback Plans, Quarterly Profits Strong
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Amaya CEO David Baazov Reconfirms Buyback Plans, Quarterly Profits Strong

March 15th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya CEO David Baazov reported stronger-than-expected company profits for the three months ending December 31 during a conference call with investors on Monday. He also reported to investors that his planned buyback of the...